Last week I wrote about gun shop owner Cope Reynolds, who posted a sign on his business door and took out a full page ad in the local newspaper stating:
“If you voted for Barack Obama your business is NOT WELCOME at Southwest Shooting Authority. You have proven you are not responsible enough to own a firearm.”
A number of people warned him that he would lose a significant number of customers due to his ad and sign.
I’m pleased to report that the opposite is true. Reynolds is reporting that he has been getting hundreds of calls and emails for orders from all over the country. He reports:
“I’ve been busier than a cat covering up poop on a marble floor.”
In an interview with a major Arizona newspaper, Reynolds said:
“People are saying that I’ve alienated half of our customers. No, I haven’t. I haven’t alienated any of my customers, because the people who voted for Obama don’t buy guns here. They don’t come here at all. I haven’t alienated. I’ve improved things. I have packages sitting on my desk to be shipped to places like Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Idaho, Nevada and California.”
When asked about the phone calls he receives, Reynolds said that around 75% of them are supportive of his stand, but that there are those that are quite vile and nasty and he is still receiving death threats. Is describing them, he said:
“You can always tell the ones that are not — 9 out of 10 of them start out with vile and nasty language. And I guess they don’t have the intelligence to carry on a conversation like an adult. Just comes with the territory I guess.”
When asked how he plans on enforcing his policy, he said it all depends on the customers. If they don’t say anything to indicate they voted for Obama, then he will take their business. However, if someone does let it be known that they are Obama supporters, he will politely ask them to leave. He is also contemplating the idea of extending a discount to customers who are registered Republicans and Libertarians.
Like I said last week, imagine what would happen if more conservatives refused to do business with people who voted for Obama like Cope Reynolds.